2.500 Desalination and Water Purification


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Introduces the fundamental science and technology of desalinating water to overcome water scarcity and ensure sustainable water supplies. Covers basic water chemistry, flash evaporation, reverse osmosis and membrane engineering, electrodialysis, nanofiltration, solar desalination, energy efficiency of desalination systems, fouling and scaling, environmental impacts, and economics of desalination systems. Open to upper-class undergraduates.

This class has 1.020, 2.006, 10.302, 2.051, and 2.06 as prerequisites.

2.500 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by J. H. Lienhard and M. Balaban.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Desalination and Water Purification site or on the 2.500 Stellar site.

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